Record Number of Participants Gather in Support of Three Causes in the Postbank Business Run 2023

A total of 363 teams from 133 companies from various business sectors took part in the Postbank Business Run 2023 charity relay race, which took place yesterday on the territory of Business Park Sofia. This year’s sports event established itself as the largest inter-company competition, organized for the tenth time by the Begach Running Club with the leading support of Postbank. The initiative brought together 1,452 participants, and for yet another year, runners were joined by 56 children aged 4 to 16 who competed in the Kids Run competition, run by certified coaches under the IAAF Kid’s Athletics program. Twelve managers from various companies took part in the established competition, CEO Dash.

The biggest team-building event in Bulgaria took place this year in support of three causes. The collected funds of over BGN 10,000 will support a project of the For Our Children Foundation to provide professional foster care for children without parents and relatives, the project “Swimming skills – socialization program for disadvantaged children” of the CONCORDIA Bulgaria Foundation, which has many years of experience in working with children, youth and their families from vulnerable groups, as well as the renovation of the new building, and will cover the running costs of the Trotoara 2020 Community Center, which aims to create an environment and community for students, volunteers and all who need to develop and discover themselves.

The winner of the relay was the SAP Top Team from SAP, with a time of 55:33 minutes, which is the fastest time so far in the history of the competition. In second place, with a total time of 57:31, was VMware’s Traditional Thursday team. Third place went to the DSK Running team with a time of 1:00:10. The Fastest Female Team award went to the VMware Scrambled Legs team with a time of 1:13:21. The second place among them went to the Run HP Run team (1:14:45), and the third – to the Alpha team from Uber (1:14:48). In the CEO Dash competition for executive directors and senior managers, the fastest among men was Atanas Trifonov from InoMedicine, who covered the distance of 1 kilometer in 03:17 minutes, and among the women – Iva Dimova from Ipsos with a time of 04: 58.

Postbank’s top team (The Big Short) performed excellently, taking 18th place with an overall time of 1:07:24. The financial institution entered the competition with a total of 22 teams.

Postbank Business Run aims to draw people’s attention to a healthy lifestyle and provoke their desire to win through teamwork and cooperation in the name of a noble cause. Traditionally, the organizers donate 30% of the fees for participating in the relay to support socially significant projects.

Photos from the event can be viewed here (photo credit: KrisoK Photography). All information about the Postbank Business Run 2023 is available at: sofia.businessrun.bg.


Investments and the development of the business’ long-term sustainability are a key element in Postbank’s corporate social responsibility policy. The leading financial institution actively supports projects in some of the main spheres of public life, such as education, entrepreneurship, sports and environmental care. In addition to supporting the Postbank Business Run charity relay race, Postbank has successfully developed an internal program for environmentally responsible behavior, “Green Together”, and also created together with Mastercard Bulgaria the first “Green Class Room” on the territory of Vitosha Nature Park. The bank is building a long-term and strategic partnership with SoftUni and other leading higher education institutions, developing mentoring of training banks from the National Trade and Banking High School, supporting entrepreneurs in our country with the Universe of Possibilities platform, and as an active partner in the Endeavor Bulgaria program – Dare to Scale. Postbank works with some of the largest non-governmental organizations in Bulgaria and strives to be their long-term partner. For all its projects in the field of corporate social responsibility, it has been honored with a number of national and international awards.